Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Tools of the Trade: Jewelers Saw

Sharing more tools of the trade today! Today I'm showing you what is perhaps the first tool a jeweler ever picks up and learns and probably one of the most important. Some jewelers love it, some loathe it. (I tend to love it) This is my german jewelers saw. It is adjustable and uses the teeny-tiniest little blades. It's what I use to cut my metal whether I'm just creating a basic cuff or a pendant or I am sawing out intricate details. You'll notice the well worn bench block as well as bur-life (which I use to coat the blade to keep it from catching on the metal). 

Fawn Earrings
I've frequently had people assume my silhouettes are laser cut, but in fact they are all entirely hand-cut from sheet metal.

1 comment:

  1. Your Fawn Earrings are very cute, and the detail work is amazing. I don't work with my saw as much as I used to, but I usually enjoy working it when I do.
    Everyday Inspired